Entertainment TV Are Amber Rose and Maksim Chmerkovskiy Joining Ryan Lochte on 'Dancing with the Stars' ? The ABC reality dance competition returns Sept. 12 By Patrick Gomez Patrick Gomez Patrick Gomez is the Editor in Chief/General Manager of Entertainment Weekly. Formerly at People magazine and The A.V. Club, the Critics Choice and Television Critics Association member has appeared on 'Today,' 'Extra!,' 'Access Hollywood,' 'E! News,' 'CNN,' and 'Nightline,' and can be seen frequently on 'Good Morning America.' Follow the Texas Native at @PatrickGomezLA wherever your media is social for all things 'For All Mankind' 'Top Chef,' and puppy related. People Editorial Guidelines Updated on December 2, 2020 02:02 AM Share Tweet Pin Email Photo: John Sciulli/Getty The speculation about Dancing with the Stars casting continues as season 23 gets closer. Eight returning pro dancers have already been revealed and PEOPLE has confirmed that Olympian Ryan Lochte will compete, but a new photo making the rounds on social media has fans assuming that pro Maksim Chmerkovskiy and TV host Amber Rose are also joining the cast. “Maks and Amber what i thought he was doooooonnne [I guess] i was wrong,” a fan tweeted Wednesday along with a photo of Rose in a purple sequined dress and taking a selfie with Chmerkovskiy in a black suit with black dress shirt. The origins of the photo are unclear and ABC does not comment on casting rumors, but if Chmerkovskiy is indeed returning it would be the first time the father-to-be would be competing on the show since he won the mirrorball trophy with Olympic figure skater Meryl Davis on season 18 in 2014. (He did serve as a guest judge during seasons 21 and 22.) Chmerkovskiy’s return would also mean a season of sibling rivalry as the dancer’s younger brother Valentin has already announced he is competing on the upcoming season. In addition to Val, it was revealed on Good Morning America Tuesday that Witney Carson, Sharna Burgess, Artem Chigvintsev, Lindsay Arnold, Sasha Farber, Allison Holker and Gleb Savchenko will also be returning as pros for season 23. Dancing with the Stars is slated to return Sept. 12 on ABC.